OBR Q-&-A: Darnell Dinkins

The Cleveland Browns new tight end talks about his impressions of his new team, as Scott Petrak brings a new training camp features to the pages of the Orange and Brown Report.

Q: Do you like it here?
I love it. I have the opportunity to play and win and guys are hungry. You can't beat that.
Q: Why here?
A: At the end of it, it was about my family. I have children, they're going to be getting up there in age and all I wanted was an extended contract and an opportunity to win the Super Bowl. This team is very hungry, a lot of guys who know what it takes to win and want to win. With that formula, it usually breeds success.
Q: What role do you expect?
A: Whatever it is, I expect to be consistent at it. I'm not going to go in and limit myself or set my goals too high. Whatever I do, I want to be consistent.
Q: Do you consider yourself a special teams specialist?
A: Special teams and just being a go-to guy. On every team, you can't have Kellen Winslow, can't have Jeremy Shockey or (Todd) Heap. I've had the privilege of playing underneath all those guys. To win the Super Bowl, you need consistent hard workers. You need like your James Harrisons from Pittsburgh and all your special teamers from all around the league and your role players like (Jerame) Tuman from Pittsburgh, who are not going to get all the limelight, but are going to help the team win. At the end of the day, as long as we're winning, that's what we all want, a Super Bowl.
Q: What are impressions of Kellen?
A: Kellen's a hard worker, just like other guys from Miami who I've played with like Shockey. He expects the best of himself. When he messes up, no one else is going to get on him because he's going to be harder on himself than anyone else.

Scott Petrak is the Browns beat writer for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

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